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China’s Long-Term Economic Development

How Have Economy and Governance Evolved since 500 BC?

Hongjun Zhao

This book examines the evolution of Chinese governmental governance and its long-lasting impact on Chinese economic development, firstly by examining the formation of Chinese style governance, the core contents of this governance and its vitality compared to other governance patterns in Chinese history. Secondly, this book discusses the effectiveness of this governance in supporting economic development before the Song dynasty and its failure in serving economic development during the past three to five centuries. Ultimately, Hongjun Zhao predicts the direction Chinese governance will take in the next 20 years.
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Chapter 7: The rise of Western Europe after the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and its challenges to the Chinese governance pattern

Hongjun Zhao

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This chapter discusses the rise of Western Europe after the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries such as the reformation in the field of culture, religion, economic expansion, scientific revolution, industrial revolution, and political revolution, and its challenges to the Chinese governance pattern.

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